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Obituaries

April 30, 2014

Gennie Colbert

GREENVILLE — Gennie Colbert, 78, of Greenville passed away April 29, 2014, at Hunt Regional Medical Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Ratliff officiating. Interment will follow at Memoryland Memorial Park. 

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Born June 19, 1935, in Wolfe City, Gennie was the daughter of William and Viola Bell (McClenon) McKenzie. On Oct. 5, 1951, in Greenville, she married Johnnie B. Colbert.

Together they owned and operated the City Motor Supply, and she had also worked for Henson-Kickernick.

She was a member of Vansickle Baptist Church. 

Her survivors include her three daughters, Betty Mackey and husband Tim, Laverne Hoff and husband Rick, and Shirley Savage and husband Sam, all of Greenville; brother Don McKenzie; grandchildren Monica Ragsdale and husband Lee and Jami Joslin; great-grandchildren Tyler and Hannah Ragsdale and Raeya, Kiera and Kyra Mackey; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Johnnie; granddaughter Avona Mackey; and brothers Bob, Dan and Charles McKenzie.

Pallbearers will be Robert Joe McKenzie, Danny Ray McKenzie, Phillip Farmer, Wayne Beauchamp, Christian Beauchamp, Gary Light and Ken Newby.

Online condolences may be made at www.cokermathews.com

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